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angeles daily news." that is all for the program, thank you for joining us. we will now go to the senate homeland security and government affairs committee where chairman lieberman is going to be hosting a meeting about the ongoing threats. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . >> i was struck yesterday by reading a gallup poll in one of the newspapers that showed a significant decrease in concern about terrorism among the american people. now, this is understandable, particularly because of the stress that current economic conditions have put so many american families under, but as the three witnesses know very well, the threat is still all too real. our committee knows that as well. it's our job and yours to be focused on protecting our homeland and our people from violent extremist and terrorists no matter what the state of public opinion is about it at the moment, and that's why, of course, we are so happy that -- and grateful that you are here today. the tragedy of 9/11 is a daily reality for the three of y
. so we're trying to focus that anger. >> that's why democratic leaders are using the remaining days before at the election to push 11th hour legislation. >> creating jobs by making it in america, not transferring jobs overseas. >> a series of bills in the house, even one this week requiring american flags to be made in america. now, in the senate, the bill to end some tax breaks for companies expanding overseas and giving new tax incentives to businesses bringing jobs home. >> when a corporation tries to take away someone's job and send it halfway around the world, we have to stop them. >> this bill we'll be voting cloture on on tuesday will do nothing to create jobs here in our country. >> republicans scoff at what they call the latest in a series of desperate last-minute political votes. melman and other democratic strategists are telling their candidates, this -- >> it's a bright line. it won't be enough to change the whole political climate. is it enough to win some seat somewhere? the answer is yes. >> a little bit of a reality check. democratic sources say they know the legisl
that this is what i'm supposed to do. >> that's it for us tonight. i'm don lemon at the headquarters. see you at 6:00 ad 10:00 p.m. we leave you with the familiar tribute in light, now synonymous with ground zero symbolizing the fallen on that day. good night >>> nine years ago in the aftermath of 9/1 the united states had one sworn enemy. fast forward to 2010. >> we are commanded to terrorize the disbelievers. >> commanded to terrorize? >> it's clearly in the arabic language. this means terrorize them. >> a decade later, jihad against the west is more of a threat now than ever. his words have taken root in a new generation of radicalng muslims embracing everything he represits. >> i love osama bin laden. i love him li i can't begin to tell you. >> are go evening. we welcome viewers in the u.s. and around the world. for the next hour we take you from new york toem en and the hills of jamaica to mes the new jihadists determine to carry on in bin laden's name. the newcomers are undeterred as they call for the destruction of everything that doesn't conform to their radical view of islam. at the top o
for being with us on this friday. let's tell you what we're doing next. we will take you to the bipartisan policy center here in washington, d.c. and the panel session that looks at what we have learned nine years after the 9/11 attacks. there is an evolving terrorist threat and there will be several speakers. live coverage begins shortly. thank you for being with us on this friday morning and we will see to morning -- tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. on "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> we are leave at this national press club this morning where former 9/11 commission lee hamilton and tom cane will speak with reporters about how terrorist threats have changed since 9/11. the two are now co-chairs of the national security preparedness group of the bipartisan policy center. it's an organization founded three years ago by former senate majority leader tom daschle. bob dole, georg
in the u.s. is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new threats that have authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigate the family in the reality show "sister wives." one man, four women, and 16 children. will going public send the family to court? >>> good morning. >> good morning. 4 wives, 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go on, they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >
in the u.s. and around the world. for the next hour we're going to take you from new york to yemen, even to the hills of jamaica to meet some of the new jihadists determined to carry on in bin laden's name. moderate muslims may denoue and disavow them but these newcomers are undeterred as they oply call for the destruction of everything that doesn't conform to their radical view of islam. at the top of their list, the very country that gives them the freedom of speech, to spew their hatred, theth ited states. with us for the entire hour, two of cnn's experts on terrorism who tracked this closely, national security contributor fran townsend and seniorco international correspondent nic robertson. stand by. at this moment perhaps no one is of greater concern to the u.s. e han ayad allawi, a u.s. citizen deemed so dangerous his own country is trying to kill him. the american-born allawi is one of the top recruiters. why the u.s. says he is the heir to osama bin laden. >> reporter: anwar al allawi, the radical yemen-based preacher seen here online. his followers in britain says he is lik osam
us that this book shows president obama as someone who likes to ask a lot of questions, they say someone who is decisive, and takes a broad view of history, national security and his role, that's from senior administration officials. the book, though, does portray a national security team that is deeply torn over the war in afghanistan. again, white house officials say that the book also shows the president who pushed to get the afghan strategy right. that's from white house officials. jon: some of the early reporting indicates that this book quotes the president in great detail. the white house gave bob woodward all kinds of access. why? >> reporter: and they always do, don't therbgs administration officials, and past presidents? this is his 16th book, the first 15 were best sellers, i mean, he's arguably the most famous journalist in the country. so the idea from an administration's point of view is to talk to bob woodward and try to manage the message, if you will, instead of having unnamed sores do that for the administration. jon: shifting gears, julie, the president's top e
, everyone, this tuesday morning. today on "washington journal," we want to get your thoughts on the right u.s. education system, the problems and solutions. president obama yesterday talking about the issue, saying we need to add one month to the school year, citing competitive nest for the united states. also, you have seen it on msnbc, and democratic candidates are talking about the issue as well. so it is your turn this morning to weigh in. what of the problems and solutions? all numbers are on your screen right there. we will get to your calls in just a minute. and remember, you can send us a or an e-mail. let me show you this headline. "new york daily news." let's add a month to the school year. year. the president backs and longer school year. then also the front page of the story, the president saying the d.c. public schools don't add up to private education. that is from the present yesterday as well. then there is a "the washington post" this morning with the headline. democratic candidates blast the gop over education policies, in search of a rallying issue. it looks like candidates
for joining us. tonight, nine years after the attacks, why is osama bin laden still out there? why now do we seem more divided about an apprehensive over islam than nine years ago? how active a hunt for osama bin laden is it really? the answers might surprise you. >>> one on one with donald trump, he has a way out for the planners of islamic center. his way out is a buyout. they say they're not selling. is he taking no for an answer? stay tuned and hear it as only trump can tell it. >>> that huge gas fire in california. did warnings of a gas leak go unanswered? hear from a man who watched his neighborhood explode, his neighbors die and says none of this had to happen. >>> keeping them honest, with two thing that is haven't changed since the nine years on the attacks of new york and washington and in the heroic skies over pennsylvania. nine years later, we still haven't caught or killed the top leaders of al qaeda and nine years later, the president still has to remind americans that we're at the war against islamic extremism, not all of islam. president bush stood in the wreckage of the worl
across the country and around the world right now. our domestic desk, covers the u.s., our foreign desk, watching events around the globe, and our media desk, bringing in all the video and live pictures for you, 24 hours a day. jenna: as we speak the president is holding back-to-back meetings with his economic team and then secretary of state hillary clinton. all this as the president is preparing to roll out a new business investment tax break. this is just the latest effort to jump start the economy and create new jobs. the republicans are saying it's just a little too late. wendell goler, live at the white house, with more on this. wendell, what can you tell us about the latest economic proposal? >> jenna, it's a tax break that would let businesses write off the entire cost of new capital investments, that's land, pw-g and machineries, through the end of next year. now, the idea is to get businesses to make some of these big ticket purchases that may have -- they may have been putting off and that may mean more business for manufacturers, for construction workers, and give a boost to
is going to break it down for us. what do these plans do with all that money? >> first off, the $50 billion infrastructure program would rebuild or build 150,000 miles of road, 4000 miles of railroad track, 115 miles of airport runways. essentially, that would be paid for with taxes on the oil and gas industries. it's a six-year program, no new jobs created immediately, and much of the criticism is that it is essentially a payoff to the unions. there is a second plan to be unveiled tomorrow, the "wall street journal" saying that this is a $200 billion plan, $200 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses. it would speed up the writeoff, for example, bill, you spend $10,000 on a computer right now, and immediately, that $10,000 comes off your business income, taxable business income. overall, no new jobs created immediately, some say that this is the president scrambling because his polls on the economy are looking very, very bad, and both of those plans would require a vote in congress, which is not likely. bill: wow, so here we are, post labor day. i can't think of a bigger issue in the co
died. buright now i feel that this is what i'm supposed to do. >> that's it for us tonight. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. see you back here tomorrow night 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern. and we leave you tonight with the familiar tribute in light, now synonymous with ground zero, symbolizing the fallen on that day. day. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> nine years ago in the aftermath of 9/11, the united states had one sworn enemy. fast forward to 2010. >> we're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers. and this is a religion, like i said. >> you're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers? >> the koran says very clearly inheab arabic language, [ speaking foreign language ] . this means terrorize them. >> a decade later bin laden's message, jihad against the west, is more of a threat now than ever. his words have taken root in a new generation of radical muslims embracing everything he represents. >> i love osama bin laden. i love him -- like i can't begin to tell you. >>> good evening. i'm drew griffin. we welcome viewers in the u.s. and aro
security. u.s. troops pulled out last summer. iraqi forces had moved into the lead with considerable skill and commitment to their fellow citizens. even as they continue to suffer terrorist attacks, security infancies have been near the lowest on record since the war began. iraqi forces had taken the fight to al qaeda. this year sell iraq called incredible elections i drew a strong turnout. a caretaker administration is in place. tonight i encourage the leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency in coming to form a government that is just representative and accountable to the iraqi people. there should be no doubt that the people will have a strong partner in the united states. going forward, and the transitional force of u.s. troops will remain in iraq with a different mission. they will support iraqi troops in targeted counter-terrorism missions and protecting our civilians. a consistent with our agreement with the government come on u.s. troops will leave by the end of next year as our military draws down, are dedicated civilians are moving into the lead to support iraq as a result
. >> reporter: good morning from chicago, jenna. late last night a senior u.s. official confirmed to me that there has really been a ramping up of the drone campaign in the tribal areas of pakistan. the number of strikes is at an all time high since the administration came into office. the intelligence they are getting on the ground is extremely good and they are able to target with extreme levels of accuracy. the groups they are looking at right now are not only al-qaida, the pakistani taliban that was the group that trained the attempted bomber in time square and also the akani network. let's take a look at a map where we can show the people where we are being told the threat is being aimed at right now. there is a heightened state of alert in britain, france, germany as well. specifically when you talk about the french their concern is not only the tribal areas of pakistan for operatives, also north africa, you see algeria, morocco and t u.n. isia. this is the home of aqim that has been on the radar for some time. the question among u.s. intelligence officials and others is whether t
. >> there was a column this week called, "a superpower super broke," talking about the u.s. it is estimated that there are about two hundred al-qaeda agents. >> how many? >> 200-300. >> i thought you said two hundred million-300 million. >> know, we are spending about $1 million apiece. this is the tip of the iceberg. this is a conceptual question. is there any thinking about approaches that are not so expensive that may be more affordable? >> let me turn your question a little bit on its head to say that this is actually the more affordable way of going in comparison to many of our other assistance programs, this is still not that large. compared to what we have to deal with in a country that is broken in the case of an iraq or en afghanistan, this is a very small amount. i would underscore, as the president and secretary have, that this is a matter for the international community. there are a lot of countries to have recognized this challenge and shown their commitment with their pocketbooks. it is a difficult time, obviously for us. you could argue that our british friends are on a very
spurred that the national and local level the u.s. will lose. what do you think? the numbers to call -- you can also e-mail us. and we are on twitter. "curb corruption or lose the war" from "the wall street journal." the author of "why vietnam matters. " he draws on his own experience in vietnam. he starts out by saying -- so, what do you think? curb corruption or losing the war? will that be putting the american effort in jeopardy in afghanistan? "the wall street journal" has this piece. the piece says -- our question for you this morning, is there a danger in the u.s. losing the war in afghanistan do to problems of corruption, and bought more perhaps by the cia, trying to do the right thing and aligning itself with informants, but did they take advantage of the system? "the washington post" has an excerpt modified from "obama's wars." uc and in this year, president obama visiting arlington national -- you see in this here, president obama visiting arlington national cemetery. the peace in "the washington post" says -- so, we are seeing a little bit of the behind-the-scenes give- an
. and possibly the u.s. homeland security secretary janet napolitano joins us live. >>> and get set to get soaked. florida braces for to rential rains and this storm is moving straight up the east coast. good morning. it's wednesday, september 29th, 2010. i'm savannah guthrie. >> is it really only wednesday? is it really finally hump day? i'm chuck todd. and later, the academy award-winning filmmaker debe hyped at kwn inconvenient truth" and now "waiting for superman" will also be on the show. let's get to the rundown. we'll start with those new poll numbers. five weeks from election day. our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows a little bit of a silver lining for democrats. when asked who they independent power come january, republicans still come out on top but their lead has shrunk to nine points. was 49/40 in august and now just three points, 46/43. still a lot to be concerned about here for anyone currently in office. mark murray is nbc's deputy political director. the big picture, the overall landscape hasn't changed. let's start with the first number. why is the republican lead no
their jobs. and today, mr. chairman, they are seeing us stand up for the american manufacturing and american workers and demand a level playing field and an end to china's currency manipulation. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from texas. mr. brady: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from michigan. mr. levin: mr. speaker, it's now my pleasure, a deep privilege to yield a minute to our distinguished speaker, nancy pelosi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. the speaker: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank you for the recognition and of yielding of time from the distinguished chairman of the ways and means committee. w and means committee. i think him for bringing this legislation to the floor and i thank mr. murphy -- bipartisan murphys for their leadership in this important legislation. mr. speaker, for so many years, we have watched china-u.s. trade deficit grow and grow and grow. and today, we are finally doing something about it by recognizing that china's manipulation of the currency
to walk the line. >> exactly right. >> yeah. >> that brings us to our next story meg whitman has been courting that vote. polls show she's been making a lot of headway there. what happens now? >> wheg whitman... >> according to the hispanic volt has been a corner stone of whitman's campaign. it seemed the strategy was working a cord together field poll, whitman was gaining on jerry brown with the latino community making up 15% of the california voters. the polls just six days ago shows brown with 43% of the latino vote and whitman, 40%. a gap of just 3%. and now, with accusations whitman hired an undocumented worker, oakland city councilman believes many will back away. >> there is no question about it. and i when people talk about immigration, immigrant people and they abuse them and use them. i don't think the meg is any different. i think that will make a difference to latino voter autos and would you vote for her or not based on this? >> i was planning to vote for her. i'm a democrat. boy vote for brown. >> susan raske from the school of judicialism. >> i would say it doesn't hurt
to remember flight 93 that crashed into field on that heartbreaking day back in 2001. eri shaun joins us with more with today's remembrances. >> every september 11th is full of anger and sorrow, grief and tributes. today, of course,. no exception. reright here at ground zero the family members gathered this morning for ceremonies that lasted for several hours who remember their loved ones that were killed by al-qaeda nine years ago today. they brought roses and flowers to put them in reflecting in onor of tir loved ones. they brought photos of those that were killed as well as american flags. there were the four moments of ilences, symbolizing the time that the two towers were hit by the two airplanes and the time they cruled crumpled to the ground. all the victims that were killed here. there was no direct mention over the controversy over the proposed islamic center, the focus on the attack and devastating toll. joe be was here and laid a wreath at the reflecting pool. michael bloom, and others recalled the meaning of this very poignant day. >> we have learned inch by inch that the bes
's going to be -- any time there is a use of deadly force by police officers it's a long investigation and that will go through the investigative process. >> was he threatening the hostages? >> based on the information that we had, we believed that it was -- that the hostages' lives were in danger. >> was he becoming more agitated? >> i don't know the order in which he went down and the explosive device went off. >> was he becoming more agitated? were you concerned about him? >> we had been talking to him for several hours and he had a wide range of emotions during our negotiations. >> what was his complaint direct aetd t directed at the discovery communications building? >> i don't have all that information. i know he had some history with the folks at discovery channel and i believe in fact that he was arrested here a couple years ago and so we -- there is some history between he and the discovery folks. >> is he still in one piece? >> i don't know. i don't have any information on the condition of the suspect. >> was he dead? >> i don't have any information on the condition of the su
>> sean: thank you we'll have more tomorrow night. as always thank you for being with us. let not your heart be troubled, the news continues. greta is gonna take it away see you tomorrow night. thanks for badadadadadadadadada. welcome to fox news live coverage of the president's oval office address on iraq. i'm bret baier in washington. tonight, president obama announces the official end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. after almost seven and a half years since the invasion that toppled saddam hussein. the president is expected to outline where the war goes from here and what lies ahead in afghanistan. coming up right after the speech a special o'reilly factor. here is bill with a preview. bill? >> bill: bret, after the president speaks tonight we have our barack and hard place duo colmes and crowley analyze what he said and the political implications of his remarks. also colonel david hunt and lt. colonel ralph peters on the military situation right now in iraq. is it getting worse? could the terrorists still win? that, plus the usual factor chaos with john stossel, lis wie
of u.s. combat operations in iraq. after almost seven and a half years since the invasion that toppled saddam hussein. the president is expected to outline where the war goes from here and what lies ahead in afghanistan. coming up right after the speech a special o'reilly factor. here is bill with a preview. bill? >> bill: bret, after the president speaks tonight we have our barack and hard place duo colmes and crowley analyze what he said and the political implications of his remarks. also colonel david hunt and lt. colonel ralph peters on the military situation right now in iraq. is it getting worse? could the terrorists still win? that, plus the usual factor chaos with john stossel, lis wiehl and kimberly guilfoyle coming up when you bret decide to hand it back to me. >> bret: it won't be long. major thoughts on this speech. >> five troops offering veterans assistance for whatever they may need. tough talk about the work in afghanistan. unfinished business in iraq including formation of a unity government and urgent call for action on the u.s. economy. this latter, bret, a response
the official end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. after almost seven and a half years since the invasion that toppled saddam hussein. the president is expected to outline where the war goes from here and what lies ahead in afghanistan. coming up right after the speech a special o'reilly factor. here is bill with a preview. bill? >> bill: bret, after the president speaks tonight we have our barack and hard place duo colmes and crowley analyze what he said and the political implications of his remarks. also colonel david hunt and lt. colonel ralph peters on the military situation right now in iraq. is it getting worse? could the terrorists still win? that, plus the usual factor chaos with john stossel, lis wiehl and kimberly guilfoyle coming up when you bret decide to hand it back to me. >> bret: it won't be long. major thoughts on this speech. >> five troops offering veterans assistance for whatever they may need. tough talk about the work in afghanistan. unfinished business in iraq including formation of a unity government and urgent call for action on the u.s. economy. this latter, bret
>> there you go, thanks for inviting us into your home. that's the issue of the report, fair, balanced and unafraid. s s s s s s s s s se comes that guy. >> "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight. >> the biggest attack ever that took place on our soil. we absorbed and we are stronger. >> president obama said that to bob woodward and now some critics are saying it indicates he's not fully committed to preventing future terrorist attacks. mr. woodward will be here to respond: >> who is this guy? >> i have no idea. >> do you know who this is. >> i have no idea. >> john stossel says some americans should not vote. they're too dumb. stossel will explain. >> the obama administration continues to drop missiles on suspected terrorists even as the aclu and others try to get that strategy outlawed. is it legal? has been investigated? caution, you are about to enter the "no spin zone." "the factor" begins right now. >>> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching. president obama and war, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. there's a lively debate about how commit
specifically, theft by deception because the prosecutors believe that she used $1,500 of donated money intended to pay for medical expenses to go on a shopping spree and to use that to buy train tickets and meals all before she confessed to police that this was all a hoax. >>shepard: whatever happened to the money she got after she made the false claims? a lot of people donated cash? >>reporter: we are talking about $28,000 here and the police now have that money and once this case eventually wraps up, whatever happens, a local bank that organized the fundraising effort says a plan to get the money back to the donors if the people have receipt, the left over money goes to the oregon burn center to help local burn victims. they are trying to do something good with the money. >>shepard: thank you, mark, live for us from vancouver. a hospital shooting in nebraska today injured two police officers and a suspect. according to the local media witnesses say the shooting went down in or near the cafeteria and the police officers are nursing minor wounds and the suspect is in critical condition. it is p
-qaeda and the taliban by using drone missile attacks. in fact, reports today say those attacks are increasing because of al-qaeda threats against western europe. so it's hard to say exactly what kind of passion president obama has for the war on terror. and in an interview with bob woodward, he muddied the waters even further. >> i said very early on as a senator and continued to believe as a presidential candidate and now as president that we can absorb a terrorist attack. we'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even the 9-11, even the biggest attack, that ever took place on our soil, we absorbed it and we are stronger. this is a strong, powerful country that we live in and our people are incredibly resilient. >> that quote is contained in the new book and the words have drawn anger from those who dislike the president's policies. >> i think that may be the most outrageous thing that's been reported about this book. how can an american president say that as if he's a detached observer and doesn't care about americans dying? >> talking points did not draw that inference from the statement. i th
this man? >> shep, the suspect uses various ail yes, sirs but he is identified as to fox as al beer. he was detainee number 188. he was one of a large group which arrived early at guantanamo where we believe the picture on the right in orange jumpsuit. now he is not the first saudi and gitmo grad to join al qaeda in yemen. >> al qaeda back to its an says teller homeland yemen. the saudis are part of that. the saudi gitmo grads are part of that. >> he tells fox he is facing conspiracy charges aiding and abetting terrorism. >> shepard: will the feds prosecute him. >> no, it will be yemenis. they are saying to me tonight they plan to prosecute him. some analysts question whether it will be done in a meaningful way. the track record in yemen is a little mixed and the u.s. case 17 sailors killed by a suicide bomber. a key planner was prosecuted but ultimately only served two years of a life sentence. right now anwar al-awlaki the american cleric is hiding in yemen and he is the first american on the cia's kill or capture list, shep. >> shepard: this is note worthy in part because some of the
orzag and kristina romer. a u.s. army major accused of murdering 13 people at fort hood, connecticut man accused of trying to blow up times square. the secretary of homeland security will detail how home grown terror is harder to detect and more likely to succeed. janet napolitano will testify how the internet may be helping to increase radicalization here in the u.s. president obama arrives at the united nations today. traffic alert. tomorrow, he addresses the general assembly pushing for tough new sanctions against iran and north korea. much of that speech is apparently going to be a response to yesterday's comments by that guy, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. he promised a war without end for countries that interfere with iran's goal. >> that's good. >> the site of the proposed mosque near ground zero now hosting weekly prayer services. hundreds of worshippers have been visiting the building despite safety hazards. "the new york post" reports that city inspectors have cited holes in the floor of the 152-year-old structure and there's no automatic sprinkler system in case a fir
" exclusive. we are going to introduce you to one of osama bin laden's brothers in arms. he'll take us inside pre-9/11 meetings, where he says he told osama bin laden not to attack the united states. now this man, noman benotman, has written an open letter to bin laden, urging him to recognize that his strategy of terrorism has failed. also, what in the world is happening in cuba? is fidel ready to declare the revolution over? but first, a terrific "gps" panel with cnn's new primetime anchor, kathleen parker, french philosopher extraordinaire bernard-henri levi, and others. we'll tackle u.s. politics, middle east peace, iran, and much more. finally, a last look. fighting poverty one step at a time. let's get started. >>> to discuss all of the news from this week both at home and abroad we have one of our star-studded "gps" panels. kathleen parker is the anchor of cnn's new show "parker spitzer," which debuts two weeks from tomorrow. she's also one of america's most widely syndicated columnists. bernard-henri levi is france's best known, some people would say most notorious intellectual and ph
of the winner in a u.s. presidential election. whatever choice they make will shape the face of their future. there is a lot of stake in the second parliamentary elections since the fall of the taliban. campaigning officially ended 48 hours ago. we are joined here by a prominent afghan journalists. the media plays such a big role in all of these political processes. how would you characterize this campaign despite what we know about threats and intimidation and violence? >> thank you very much. last time the media was told not to cover the violence, for example. so that it does not have an impact on the vote. and it turned out to be well devised because, despite many incidents and violence around the country, there was a great turnout despite all the problems fraud and corruption, but people came to the polling station to vote. so it is a real difficult situation for the media. on the one hand they have responsibility to tell people what is happening around the country. you go to the voting sites. but on the other hand, wider spread coverage of violent attacks and cases of intimidation might
. to make sure iraq is an effective partner with us. >> this is not yet a country of peace, and it may not be for a long time. after seven years of violence, it is a country that feels itself to be free once again. the acting prime minister, nouri al maliki, announced today that iraq was once more sovereign and independent. the point of the american involvement here, supposedly, was to liberate the iraqi people and perhaps to start a domino effect against other middle eastern dictatorships. all that really happened as a result of the invasion in the short run was saddam hussein was overthrown and the whole country was laid waste. the invasion took power away from the minority sunni moslems and gave it to the shi'a majority. >> it was essentially a disaster. the worst disaster. >> worse than saddam himself? >> definitely worse than saddam. >> the military campaign was devastating. political fallout was marred by carelessness and lack of interest. president bush, shortly before the invasion, seems not to know that iraq was split into sunni and shi'a. his secretary of defense dumped a len
, as long as you include everyone with me. >> in addition to sergeant giunta, there are 100,000 u.s. military heroes in afghanistan, another 50,000 in iraq, and another 5,693 heroes have been killed. thanks for watching "state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. for our international viewers "world report" is next. for everyone else "fareed for everyone else "fareed zakaria gps" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. last sunday i talked about the ninth anniversary of 9/11. this week we mark the second anniversary of the collapse of lehman brothers. now, there's been lots written about whether this was a bigger turning point than 9/11 and of course whether it was a huge blunder. but i wanted to focus on the month after the collapse of lehman brothers, when washington, incredibly, actually worked. let's remember what happened in those weeks. it was pretty grim. credit came to a standstill. banks simply stopped lending. companie
are now sealed so planes can't be used as bombs. her simple security measures that focus on travel have made open societies much less vulnerable. al qaeda terrorists and their ilk are being chainsed around ede mountains of afghanistan. they are being bombed in mo pakistan. their money trails are being tracked the world over. it's very tough to plan major terrorist attacks in that environment. so smaller local gs inspired but not directed by al qaeda have found ways to attack easy, open targets like cafes, nightclubs, train stations. but the result is they kill locals rather than americans or brits or foreign soldiers. and of course this means that islamic radicalism losespublic support in all ththese countrie. think of saudi arabia as the rfect example. the po numbers on this are stunning. islamic radicalism has been losing public support in every muslim country over the last nine years. the result -- al qaeda is a much weakened enemy militarily, economically, politically. in the past nine years it has been able to put together scary videotapes, but it had not been able to mount a sing
maccallum, thank you for being with us today. here's the issue, the guard en arches is denying those reports that they are considering not providing coverage. bill: the white house is saying the story is flat out wrong. stuart varney, the story is in the "wall street journal," owned by our parent company, by the way. what is the story? >> the "wall street journal" has gotten ahold of a letter from mcdonald's to the feds and that letter says, and i quote, now it would be economically prohibitive for our carrier to continue offering coverage, they say we can't afford to offer health care coverage for 30,000 of our employees under the current rules of the expected future rules of health care reform. bill, i have to to tell you, the speed and intensity of the denials of the story tell you how important it is. because at stake is president obama's promise that you will be able to keep the program, the coverage, the policy that you've got now if you like it. bill: tell me more about the pushback, the strength of the denial means what? >> well, look, you've got health and human services coming out
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